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Case lodged against MLA Umakanta Samantaray for flouting Covid norms at funeral

9/10/2020 at 11:32 PM

Puri, Oct 9: The Sea Beach police station has registered a case against Satyabadi MLA Umakanta Samantaray for violating Covid-19 norms during the funeral of former Minister and BJD leader Pradeep Maharathy at Swargadwar in Puri on October 4.

A case has been lodged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 269 (unlawfully or negligently spreading infection of any disease dangerous to life) and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) and under section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act.

More details awaited.

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